Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has announced that his government is leaving no stone unturned towards permanently resolving traffic congestion in the Apapa axis of Lagos due to activities at the Port. The Governor also restated his administration’s commitment to restore the glory of the area.
Amdode revealed his plans while he met with the management team of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) earlier today at the Lagos House, Ikeja. Ambode was visited by the new NPA management team led by its Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman on a courtesy visit.
While expressing confidence in the ability of the new Port management to make positive difference, Governor Ambode said he was extremely delighted that the agency was being led at this time of economic turbulence by a thoroughbred professional who is equally grounded in the political terrain. “Lagos, being the commercial nerve centre and a city surrounded by water, deserved more than one port. This administration will not hesitate to partner with and support the NPA to succeed in whatever form needed.”
“We have had issues about movement of cargo and every other vehicular movement that relates to traffic congestion in the Apapa axis and I think with the new management in charge of NPA, a whole lot of things will be resolved so quickly. I am very glad that this is the way we have decided to go and we will support everything to make Apapa a place that we will all be delighted to speak about,” Ambode added.